Winter-Spring 2012

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Give Your Regards to Broadway

Give Your Regards to Broadway

This season, the Coachella Valley will revel in the Great White Way
The house lights dim, and a hush falls. The first notes of the overture break the silence and the journey begins, sweeping you along for the ride to fantasyland.
Palm Springs on the Hudson

Palm Springs on the Hudson

Painting some of the earliest views of the desert, Lockwood de Forest was relentless capturing the subtleties of light
After absorbing de Forest’s paintings, your eye naturally travels to the desert’s open places, looking not for impressive landmarks, but for the beauty of absence and the nothingness the painter sought.
Burning Off Water - Jeff Lipschutz

Burning Off Water - Jeff Lipschutz

For the painter, sculptor, and writer Jeff Lipschutz, the desert is not so much an excursion or a dialectical canvas as it is seed material that informs his own DNA.
Burning Off Water - Nicole Antebi

Burning Off Water - Nicole Antebi

Nicole Antebi, who lives in Los Angeles and teaches in Monterey, uses a variety of media for projects that often take the form of multifaceted installations.
Burning Off Water - Jesse Reding Fleming

Burning Off Water - Jesse Reding Fleming

For a long time, Jesse Reding Fleming had no interest in the desert; he thought of it as a “dead place.”
Burning Off Water

Burning Off Water

Three contemporary artists explore the desert from near and afar
The desert has long exerted a powerful magnetism on artists. By 1900, painters seeking a fresh source of inspiration and a healthier climate came to the Palm Springs area to work en plein air and contribute a chapter to the story of early California Impressionism.
Breaking the Surface

Breaking the Surface

‘Backyard Oasis’ uses photography to show how the allure of Southern California swimming pools influenced America’s postwar ethos
The sexiest, most seductive art exhibition in Southern California delivers plenty of eye candy: beautiful bodies — many of them celebrities — luxuriating around swimming pools.
intelligencer

intelligencer

Creative types converge and experiment on the High Desert; Creating an Art Economy; Palm Springs Art Museum Expands; The Annenberg Collection; and a New Art Fair for Palm Springs.
'Clinton Would Have Loved This'

'Clinton Would Have Loved This'

A Rancho Mirage-based foundation advances the legacy and promotes the interests of a late New York School artist.
Marilyn Pearl Loesberg paces with a phone to her ear. She’s on the line with an art dealer in New York, where she’s organizing two exhibitions for the late Abstract Expressionist Clinton Hill.
in the studio — The Storied Past

in the studio — The Storied Past

Charlie Ciali finds beauty in decay and narratives in layers
Unlike tourists enamored by slick and shiny Las Vegas, Charlie Ciali clicked with the city’s lifeless side.
Editor's Letter

Editor's Letter

In Season About L.A. Art, Palm Springs Shines.
Early in his tenure as executive director of Palm Springs Art Museum, Steve Nash spoke of renovating the interior, pursuing more compelling and important exhibitions, and sharpening its collection strategy in a way that would serve the community and brighten the desert institution’s star among the “constellation of museums in Southern California.”
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Give Your Regards to Broadway

The house lights dim, and a hush falls. The first notes of the overture break the silence and the journey begins, sweeping you along for the ride to fantasyland.

Palm Springs on the Hudson

After absorbing de Forest’s paintings, your eye naturally travels to the desert’s open places, looking not for impressive landmarks, but for the beauty of absence and the nothingness the painter sought.

Burning Off Water - Jeff Lipschutz

For the painter, sculptor, and writer Jeff Lipschutz, the desert is not so much an excursion or a dialectical canvas as it is seed material that informs his own DNA.

Burning Off Water - Nicole Antebi

Nicole Antebi, who lives in Los Angeles and teaches in Monterey, uses a variety of media for projects that often take the form of multifaceted installations.

Burning Off Water - Jesse Reding Fleming

For a long time, Jesse Reding Fleming had no interest in the desert; he thought of it as a “dead place.”

Burning Off Water

The desert has long exerted a powerful magnetism on artists. By 1900, painters seeking a fresh source of inspiration and a healthier climate came to the Palm Springs area to work en plein air and contribute a chapter to the story of early California Impressionism.

Breaking the Surface

The sexiest, most seductive art exhibition in Southern California delivers plenty of eye candy: beautiful bodies — many of them celebrities — luxuriating around swimming pools.

intelligencer

Creative types converge and experiment on the High Desert; Creating an Art Economy; Palm Springs Art Museum Expands; The Annenberg Collection; and a New Art Fair for Palm Springs.

'Clinton Would Have Loved This'

Marilyn Pearl Loesberg paces with a phone to her ear. She’s on the line with an art dealer in New York, where she’s organizing two exhibitions for the late Abstract Expressionist Clinton Hill.

in the studio — The Storied Past

Unlike tourists enamored by slick and shiny Las Vegas, Charlie Ciali clicked with the city’s lifeless side.

Editor's Letter

Early in his tenure as executive director of Palm Springs Art Museum, Steve Nash spoke of renovating the interior, pursuing more compelling and important exhibitions, and sharpening its collection strategy in a way that would serve the community and brighten the desert institution’s star among the “constellation of museums in Southern California.”
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